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Grateful Dead Live at Kiel Auditorium on 1973-10-29

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Grateful Dead Live at Kiel Auditorium on 1973-10-29

Set 1

Cold Rain And Snow
Beat It On Down The Line
Brown Eyed Women
Mexicali Blues
Don't Ease Me In
Black Throated Wind
Tennessee Jed
The Race Is On
Row Jimmy
El Paso
Eyes Of The World ->
China Doll
Around And Around

Set 2

The Promised Land ->
Bertha ->
Greatest Story Ever Told
Dead Air % Loser % Dead Air
Big River
Dead Air
Brokedown Palace
Dead Air % Dead Air
Truckin' ->
Drums ->
The Other One ->
Wharf Rat ->
Sugar Magnolia

Casey Jones

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Kiel Auditorium
Location St. Louis, MO

Source SBD -> Master Reel (7inch Master Reels @ 7.5ips 1/2trk) -> DCassette (Tascam 122mkIII) -> Dat (Panasonic 3700/44.1k) D
Lineage Dat (Sony D8) -> RME Hammerfall Digiface -> Sony Vaio C1VP ->
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Patch Info:
The following songs have patches from a 2nd Gen AUD:
Cold Rain And Snow 2:10 - 2:20
Mexicali Blues 0:00 - 0:03
Row Jimmy 0:00 - 0:26
El Paso 0:00 - 4:05 (complete song)
Around And around 0:00 - 0:02
Truckin 7:27 - 7:55
The Other One 14:14 - 14:16
-- Thanks to Rob Eaton for letting me copy his dats.
-- Thanks to Matt Smith for the patch source discs.


Reviewer: mrjohnhell - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 6, 2016
Subject: Bob is too far in front
Love, love, LOVE this show for many many years. My only criticism, is that Bob is too far in front. I would love a remaster of this with Jerry and Phil more ahead in the mix.
Reviewer: cHE13 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 25, 2016
Subject: Pitch correction
Tight 7 jam in eyes. This source does not appear to have had the benefit of pitch correction. It's not badly off but enough that makes playing guitar along requires a retuning of the guitar.
Reviewer: Pig's Pal - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 4, 2015
Subject: One Man Gathers
Hi Quinn 76
I appreciate your contributions to the discussion of 73 and your efforts to rein in an overenthusiastic rating system.
But I must stick up for this Other One. Its swingingly relentless randomness suits me fine. Give the Chaffe McIlhenny audio a try during a snowstorm or while watching the surf roll in.
Reviewer: quinn_76! - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 16, 2014
Subject: Sleepy in St. Louis, Part 1
Four days earlier, the Dead played a much-lauded show in Madison, WI, and perhaps the boys (and girl) needed a couple more days rest from that beast (the 10/27 show notwithstanding). It certainly sounds like it on this night. As I mentioned in the review of the following night at the Kiel, this show shouldn't be entirely overlooked, despite it playing second fiddle compared to sister shows that were played during this period. For 1973 standards--and those standards are way high, folks--the first set is positively underwhelming. The “Truckin'” in the second set features an interesting jazz infused outro, if only because of the McCoy Tyner-esque inspired chordal structures laid down by Bobby beneath Keith's jangling ivories. The “Other One” offers little reward considering the time it allots, but again Bobby and Keith are the ones that shine on this number (this in and of itself, is rather telling). That said, there is a true nugget that boys pulled out of their hats that night: Eyes Of The World. It's truly a shining star out of an otherwise very overcast sky. It's as if out of nowhere the boys get their thing together and decided to play. And play they do! Everything down to the last note of the minor arpeggio jam is executed with profound precision and inspiration. It's truly one of the best Eyes of the year (or ever), and I suspect it would be highly praised if it were not for the fact that it was played in a show that reeks of mediocrity, and one that many people seemingly overlook altogether. This rendition is 1973 textbook bliss at is best, and should be transcribed to sheet music for the ages to marvel at and relish in.

If one is looking for an all around great show for this month in 1973, look to 10/19 and 10/25. Of course, things would only get better next month with monsters like 11/10, 11/11, 11/14, 11/17 & 11/30, but let's not get ahead of ourselves here....
Reviewer: chris phillips - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 17, 2014
Subject: pickin and grinnin
cleanest Eyes in the history, a China Doll to cherish
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 27, 2013
Subject: -
Nice work. There's a bit of the 2nd set jam in the first set. The rock-n-roll trio at the beginning of the 2nd is crazy. What I'm pretty sure is the first Brokedown in a very long time, and a real sweet one. Mesmerizing, jazzy Other One.
Reviewer: hippiechick368 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 4, 2012
Subject: Show
i listened this morning except ran to store during drums and got back for space,i loved this show..
Reviewer: SomeKindaDeadhead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 2, 2011
Subject: it's always nice to find a show that fits your mood.
God damn! What a show. It captures the fall mood perfectly.

The Eyes > China Doll is easily one of the best I've heard. The Row Jimmy, Mexicali, and whole rest of the first set is pretty great.

The second set starts strong and keeps with it! Phil and Keith do a great job bringing the jazz in with some great jams during Truckin' as well as the rest of the set. Jerry tears up every solo he gets throughout the whole show, certainly a great night for him.

Every song is fantastic and it's a great recording.
Reviewer: AltheaRose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 1, 2011
Subject: Honky-Tonk, Haunting and High Jazz
In this version, you can really hear the separation between instruments -- which is such a treat, because they’re listening to each other so intensely that there's highlight after highlight from each band member. The honky-tonk first set has some surprise standouts, like a hot-n-raunchy Tennessee Jed and the Mexicali, which is a wild rolling polka where I swear Jerry makes his guitar sound like a tuba in places.

Then the frolicsome, high-energy St. Louis saloon opens up into a place of growing intensity with a stunning Eyes, a you-can-hear-a-pin-drop China Doll, a laser-focused Loser (with everyone's contribution so clear and lovely), a happy-dance Big River, a haunting Brokedown, a jazz-Philled Truckin' and a TOO that pours its light into ashes … chaos theory in action, Dead style, where all graceful instruments are known. Great stuff in a great year.
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 26, 2011
Subject: underrated show!
This gets somewhat overshadowed by the night after, but it shouldn't be. There is a mountain of energy here (much more than 10/30) and some rather unique playing by Jerry that make this show very worth having.

Not to mention the Other One is totally relentless, and Eyes of the World is one of the best ever. Mind-melting post song jam - Phil's booming transition into China Doll is one of a kind.
Reviewer: srkstan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 20, 2011
Subject: I have been looking for this bootleg for ages
I had a tape of this bootleg back in high school, but I lost it and could not remember the date or location of the concert. After discovering this version, I remembered why I loved that tape so much. This is definitely the Dead at their peek of musicality. A wonderful recording as well! The bass and keyboards are fantastic.
Reviewer: BIG_R - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 21, 2010
Subject: 10-29-73
Excellent musicianship. Very nice sound by Charlie with some real rough aud patches. At least most of the aud patches are very short with the exception of El Paso.
Reviewer: oReOs - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 20, 2010
Subject: wow!
what a beautiful China Doll! That's all i have to say! it's a bummer about the El Paso being an aud. but man! i love 73!
Reviewer: sugareesalibi - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 13, 2009
Subject: Feelin' free in '73!
Fantastic show. Great mix. Don't know why there aren't any reviews as of yet on this show. Guess I'll put an end to that!

Only real bummer is the El Paso being an aud. recording, would love to know if a sbd exists.

Heard this one on the Deadpod (thanks Professor) and just had to download it.

If you don't get around to listening to this whole show at least check out the Bertha, Truckin' and Brokedown Palace. Good, good times.
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